Movie Collectibles vs. Movie Memorabilia Cards are pretty self-explanatory, but while I consider myself a dealer in Movie Collectibles I don't think of myself as a seller of Movie Memorabilia. What's the difference you may ask, well, that's
In my mind, Movie Memorabilia consists largely of those items involved within the direct production of the movie. In other words, among the items that I don't personally handle would be props, scripts, costumes, and other items directly involved in the production of the film. If that's what you collect, well I really hope you join the group as you'll be able to pick up a lot of slack for me there!
Movie Collectibles, which I consider my specialty, in my mind consists of those items which collectors of the period could lay their hands directly on. While Movie Cards fit under this umbrella, they are obviously a large enough hobby to stand alone. What I'm referring too are largely ephemeral items such as Newspaper and Magazine Supplements; the papers and magazines themselves; Promotional Issues; Premium issues such as the popular Dixie Cup Lids and Premiums that you could collect with ice cream; fan photos, which were the photographs sent back by the star and their PR team, or even the studio themselves when fans would write; and other such items. Pinbacks would be a good fit here as well, though I don't do too much with them personally.
Hovering in between Memorabilia and Collectibles are items such as Movie Posters and Lobby Cards (neither of which I handle) and Movie Still Photos (which I do). To me those items veer more towards memorabilia, because how did you get them: basically you worked in a movie theater or knew someone who did. They weren't easily attainable like say a copy of Photoplay was.